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and rick will be along later. i'm alicia vitarelli and in the news this afternoon a big weekend in philadelphia. march madness comes to town and brings thousands of fans along with it. and train traffic comes to a halt following an accident on the tracks in delaware county. but the big story on "action news" is the new raids underway in belgium today. police areng down more of the bombing suspects. u.s. officials confirm that two americans are among the dead. for all of the new developments we go live to marcy gonzales in new york. >> reporter: alicia there are already several arrests during the ongoing raids in belgium, it's unclear if they are related to the brussels attacks as the manhunt continues for two of those terrorists. >> trying to close in on the terror ring behind the brussels
terror attacks, more raids today in belgium. and overnight police in the neighborhood where the killers stashed their bombs arresting at least seven people. but the main targets, two suspects involved in carrying out the attacks still on the run, one of them the man in the black hat seen on the surveillance camera seen with the two suicide bombers. mason wells was also near the scenes of the terror attacks in boston and paris was checking in for a flight in brussels when the blast went off just feet away. >> don't know if i was born under a lucky star but i am fortunate to escape with the injuries i did at the airport being so close to the bombs. >> 31 people killed at the airport and subway station two american citizens and two dutch
citizens that lived in new york. john kerry here paying tribute to the victims and vowing to work with belgium officials to track down the killers. >> it's with irreplaceable loss in mind that we'll renew our vow to come together in order to keep our people safe. >> meanwhile police say that during another raid near paris, they foiled an unrelated terror plot within the advanced stages of planning. reporting live, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> thank you. and breaking right now, u.s. military officials just announced the death of a top isis leader in syria. he was said to be the islamic group's second in command. he was also reportedly in charge of isis' finances. sources tell abc news that he
was killed in a ground raid by social forces and the pentagon says he was one of several key figures killed in recent operations. back here at home, accuweather is tracking rain moving through right now. that is the bad news, but the good news it's friday. going live outside with sky 6 hd, spotty showers in places and the skies are expected to clear up this afternoon just in time for this holiday weekend. for more on that lets head to melissa magee tracking the weather at the big board. >> reporter: hey there, we are tracking showers on this friday. it's good friday across the delaware and lehigh valleys, the moisture is moving through and light to moderate pockets of rain in surf city, and cape may, we go tighter to areas north and west along the 95 corridor, it's pressing out of philadelphia and into cherry hill and woodbury and gibbsboro and route 55 in
new jersey you'll notice the showers moving in. so the showers are starting to dissipate from a west-east direction this afternoon. despite the showers we have a southwesterly wind and temperatures are responding nicely. 68 in philadelphia and average for us this year is 56, and 67 in reading and 61 in the poconos, the coast in cape may 53 and 67 out to the west in dover. so the early afternoon and evening commute showing you not bad, the clouds and moisture overhead right now but we'll clear out this afternoon. 70 at 4:00 p.m., and 67 at 5:00 p.m., we drop down to 64 early this evening at 6:00 p.m. but still sunny and bright conditions at 63 at 7:00 p.m. tonight. we'll talk about what is ahead and we have the early showers now and it will turn brighter this afternoon and cool and dry for easter weekend, we have you covered with all the easter egg hunts on tap.
details in the full accuweather forecast. >> the easter bunny likes the forecast. of course you can rely on 6abc.com is it weather to stay on top of the forecast throughout the holiday weekend keep your devices open to stormtracker 6 live double scan for any changes headed our way. developing now in delaware county, all train traffic is stopped near the chester transportation center because an amtrak train hit a person on the tracks this morning. train 185 was heading from new york to washington, d.c. at the time. no passengers or crew members were hurt but there is also no word on that person who was hit. the incident forced septa to cancel some service out of wilmington. >> right now a 16-year-old girl is recovering from being shot by a stray bullet right in front of her own home. police are searching for the person that pulled the trigger in the hunting park section.
katherine scott has the latest. >> reporter: the teenager was standing outside of her building when she was hit by a stray bullet and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. >> a stray bullets strike a teenager in hunting park. police are searching for the person that pulled the trigger. officers were called out last night at 11:30, a 16-year-old girl was talking to her older sister on the front steps of their building and they heard a shot and the teenager soon realized she was hit in the thigh. >> she immediately ran into her house and family members treated her. medic as rived and rushed her to the hospital. >> the shots were fired in an eastern direction. police are trying to identify the shooter and hope that nearby surveillance cameras can give details. >> at least four separate businesses in the immediate area
have exterior surveillance cameras. >> anybody with information is asked to call east detectives. two bucks county teens that attended what they call an underage party ended up in the hospital last night. it happened on the 200 block of crest drive in rock hill township, officers responded to a noise complaint there at 1:00 this morning and they found several teenagers inside and two of them needed medical attention and officers drove the rest of those teenagers home. the republican presidential race is taking an ugly turn as the two top candidates continue to exchange words over their wives. ted cruz showed how enraged he is after donald trump retweeted a side by side comparison of their wives using an unflattering picture of heidi
cruz. >> donald you are a sniffling coward, leave heidi along, it's not acceptable for a big new york bully to attack my wife. meantime hillary clinton made a visit to jimmy kimmel live, where she criticized republican lawmakers for holding up the confirmation of merrick garland. and villanova moved on to the elite eight, up for grabs is a spot in the final four. and four more teams are here in philadelphia hoping to earn a trip to houston. the east regionals take place tonight and sunday. coming up we talk to some of the out of town fans that are exploring philadelphia and bringing the city a big economic boost. still to come on "action news" at noon, it's a crime that put shoppers in danger, we'll tell but the meth lab discovered inside of a popular mall. and later a bride to be is suing
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an arrest has been made in connection with the death of a toddler in indiana. the little girl went missing from her father's home around midnight tuesday, her body was found last night near a river. an autopsy is set for today to try to find out how she died. a 22-year-old man is in custody but he has not been charged and is not talking. check out this new video of a daring clothing store heist. someone drove a car straight through the front window and moments later about a dozen thieves rushed through the opening and loaded up on stolen goods, this happened at a store in indianapolis last week. some north carolina shoppers are shocked to learn that one of the state's most popular malls was doubling as a meth lab. police say that former mall employee lindhy pestone was cooking the drug in a store that recently shut down.
those that work and shop there say it could have turned deadly. >> inside of the mall, that is so scary, what if it blew up and hurt children and families. it's ridiculous. >> police allege this is one part of a massive $4 million crystal meth operation across the state of north carolina. one florida neighborhood is being attacked by nesting hawks, these territorial birds are dive bombing unsuspecting people that walk by their nests in spring hill. they are targeted by mama hawks determined to protect their young. >> one gentlemen is 78 years old and was hit so hard, he had to go to the hospital and you he wear a pith helmet to get back into his house. >> this is the second year in a row that hawks took over this particular community but the
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topping business news this noon, verizon would be the latest company to fall victim to a hack attack. they were able to steal millions in information from customers. they targeted the verizon solution unit that provides i.t. services to other companies and verizon is notifying everyone that was affected. the dollar general chain is adding 200 stores over the next few years. the company hasn't announced the new locations just yet but we do know they will be opening over the next two years. turning to health check this noon, it turns out that mammograms can pick up health
issues besides breast cancer. like -- these women are likely to have hardening of the blood vessels that harden the heart a predictor of heart disease. much more research is needed before mammograms could be used for that double duty screening. there is an alarming warning for coffee lovers that are trying to get pregnant. if a couple drinks more than two caffeinated beverages per day leading up to getting pregnant and it's not just the woman but her partner as well. they are hoping to determine the exact connection. dozens of youngsters in philadelphia have a new reason to smile, the loretta
multispecialty center in philadelphia sponsored a free dental clinic for children. 85 children are taking part in the program which is called "give kids a smile" the "action news" team is out working on news stories for tonight begin agent 4:00. it's friday and we have your weekly dose of freebies and we are working on easter activities that the whole family will enjoy. and look at this photo capturing hearts across the internet, a powerful image of love and inclusion that don't know any different. we'll have that in big talkers. >> and melissa magee will have the seven-day forecast coming up including when the sun will return. when "action news" comes right back.
with easter just a hop away, families are already busy preparing for sunday's feast. the famous made polish sausage is always a popular seller and this is a familiar scene, the line wrapped around the port richmond specialty spot that has been opened since 1938, almost like you can smell it. >> yeah. i want that for lunch. >> me too. so how about the easter bunny forecast melissa. no pressure. >> conditions are good and improving later this afternoon. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see that we have some showers across the region, they are pressing to the east of philadelphia right along the i-95 corridor into eastern portions of new jersey into salem and gloucester and cumberland counties. we'll go in tighter, and you notice a heavier pocket of precipitation from surf city to
oceanville, atlantic city moderate pockets of rain. moving east of tuckahoe at this hour and into sea isle city. the moisture clear s out slowl from a west east direction. outside we go. the action cam was outside earlier today. there in fairmount park looking at the beautiful cherry blossom trees on this friday afternoon. we had a mostly cloudy skies and the clouds will again dissipate and clear out as we go throughout the day. despite the moisture temperatures are 68 in philadelphia and 64 in wilmington and 66 in allentown and cape may where you have precipitation coming in at 53. we have got a southwesterly wind at this hour and they are sustained at 14 miles per hour in philadelphia and 15 in the poconos and 12 in lancaster, at the coast a sustained wind speed of 12 miles per hour. with higher gusts.
here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have the front over head and it will continue to move on out from a west-east direction and slowly the clouds start to clear as well. future tracker 6 timing out the precipitation for you. we do have the line of showers across the region into lakehurst, atlantic city and millville at 2:00 this afternoon but as we go throughout time, clouds slowly break apart in our northwestern suburbs and fun elin. here is our forecast for saturday, high pressure situated to our north. a colder dare coming in at 60 degrees. we are already 68 on this friday. plenty of sunshine to enjoy. if you had to pick a day over the two, tomorrow looks brighter, but nonetheless it's a good looking day on sunday. a high of 65 and clouds and sunshine and a bit milder.
we are tracking an area of low pressure moving through throughout the beginning of next week and with that comes a round of pretty heavy rain on the way. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast showing you it's not bad today and a damp start and when start to clear out and wednesday we do temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. 72 on our good friday and saturday sunny and 60 with a cool breeze. and sunday it's partly sunny and nice for easter sunday. no complaints for all the easter egg hunts or early morning sunrise services coming in at 65 on sunday. monday 63 and a shower or thunderstorm possible. tuesday 58 and sunny and cool on wednesday 60 and next thursday coming in at 70. we'll start to dry out and the weekend looks pretty good. >> thank you. a police officer went the extra mile to help a theft victim in berks county.
officer brian bollingger presented anthony smith with a brand new bicycle, the officer bought the mountain bike with his own money and added a new bike lock for good messure, he was inspired to help out smith when he found out that the bike he was riding was his only means of transportation. love that story. philadelphia is playing host to the sweet 16, four teams are playing tonight and see what college fans are doing before the big game. and see what causes this massive explosion after a train derails in minnesota.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off and rick will be along later. i'm alicia vitarelli and here are the stories we are following for on "action news" at 12:30. thousands gather to remember the delaware native killed in the line of duty. see how police officer jacai colson is being remembered today. and the candidates are not holding back, two republicans are now launching attacks on each other's wives. >> and a college professor is getting kudos after a student's babysitter fell through.
and excitement is growing as thousands of fans get ready for march madness here in philadelphia. college basketball lovers from around the country are here in the city of brotherly love to see four teams hit the hardwood tonight but before the game the fans are getting to play tourists. trish hartman is live at the museum of art where a suspect a few of them are running up the steps. >> that is right. tourism officials say that 17,000 people will be in town for this weekend's games and for many people this trip is not just about basketball, a visit with the rocky statue is a must before the game. these indiana hoosier fans are getting in a cheesesteak lunch before their team takes on unc tonight at is the wells fargo center. >> we are told there was a special cheesesteak spot we have to investigate. >> and businesses,